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Are you sure, Jason? I thought that during the WWII years, though he was in service, Joe Louis was world heavyweight boxing champion. Or do you mean European champion, in Schmelling's case?Jason Pipes wrote:He was a member of 4.Komp/I.Abteilung/Fallschrimjager-Regiment 3. At the time of his service in this unit he was the world boxing champion ...
As I read about schmeling in this topic, I knew I had seen a time before something in my papers... I had searched the last hours... Take a look at this... Sorry, but at moment I dont have the time to translate the text... Cause I had search to long and my work not done by itself...zainsolo wrote:There is one interesting report about Max Schmeling in Crete. A Brit Sergeant K. D. 'Tex' Banwell said that he was captured on a raid on Crete. And he escaped and sliped away from the personal supervision of Max ! Maybe Max was really not good at military combat.
hi,Jason Pipes wrote:He was a member of 4.Komp/I.Abteilung/Fallschrimjager-Regiment 3. At the time of his service in this unit he was the world boxing champion. He survived WWII and went on the fight five more times after the war.